SH59 Pukerua Bay to Paekākāriki closed until further notice

Latest update from Waka Kotahi

FYI – State Highway 59 facing longer-term closure because of slip risk

State Highway 59 between Paekākāriki and Pukerua Bay will remain closed until further notice.

The highway has been closed since Friday, 19 August after multiple slips. However, further assessments over the weekend show the slip site remains highly unstable.

Making the site safe will be a significant job, and it could take several weeks before it can reopen to traffic.

A further update on its status will be provided on Friday 26 August. Work is underway to determine the best options for fixing and reopening the highway.

Pukerua Bay residents can access from the south. Paekākāriki resident access is to the north.

All other road users should avoid the area and use State Highway 1, Transmission Gully, as an alternative route.

We want to thank road users and residents for their patience and understanding as your safety is our first priority.